if like me, you are lucky enough to have a man (or two) in your life who loves handknits, you also might, once in awhile, secretly rue the day you introduced him (or them) to handknits socks. especially when the holidays loom and socks are at the top of their wishlist(s). oh, the number of stitches needed to fit those big feet! but let’s face it—we’re pushovers at heart; we can’t say no. and flattery will get them everywhere . . .
it helps is to make sure there is something in it for us—plump, bouncy yarn that we look forward to knitting with, easy portability, and a stitch pattern that begs us to work “just one more
row repeat”, before putting it down.
this sock is such a one—it practically knits itself, even in a big size.
simply yummy to knit with; if you cave, you won’t be disappointed.
thank you so much, tanis, for introducing me to your incredible cashmere sock yarn; i’m sure i’ll be knitting with it again—and soon, i hope. tanis fiber arts offers a range of yarns from stunning silk lace to cozy aran weight merino a wide array of gorgeous colors. you can browse her complete selection in the tanis fiber arts online shop, or look for one-of-a-kind skeins and sundries in her etsy shop.
our enthusiastic test knitters for this project were agnes and gail, who actively campaigned for and encouraged the return of my sock mojo, which resulted in the formulation of this design. thanks you two!
and many thanks to david, our sock model—he is very patient.